Activities & Events
Bangkok  September 26, 2009 04:08 AMSunny83°
 

 

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December 2, 2009
TROOPING OF THE COLORS
Bangkok

See the stirring spectacle of troops marching past in a magnificent parade at the King Rama V statue to pay respect to His Majesty the King on the auspicious occasion of his birthday.

 

  

December 2009
3rd THAILAND INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FESTIVAL 2009
Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima

The 3rd Thailand International Balloon Festival will be up and away, with more than 60 hot-air balloons from countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, South Africa, Croatia, and Malaysia. This spectator and photographer’s delight is expected to attract as many as 300,000 visitors to the festival site at War Dog Battalion in Pak Chong district. Many more will be watching skywards from afar.
 

 December 1 – 10, 2009
BAN PHE – KO SAMET FESTIVAL
Ban Phe, Rayong

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Samet Island by cruising or riding the rail. Other highlights include sports competition, beauty contest, entertainments and sales of local products.
 
 December 2 – 4, 2009
ELEPHANT SATOKE FAIR
Lampang Elephant Conservation Centre, Lampang

Elephant shows, parades, and a decorating contest for the elephants’ satoke (a large khan toke) all lead up to a feast of fruits and vegetables for the elephants.
 
 December 6, 2009
LAGUNA PHUKET TRIATHLON
Phuket

The competition among the "iron men" from Thailand and international countries includes swimming, cycling, and marathon racing. There are also activities to encourage the participants to experience the adventure routes along Phuket’s tourist attractions.
 
  December 12 – 21, 2009
AYUTTHAYA WORLD HERITAGE FAIR
Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya was once the glorious capital of Thailand. It was also a center of trade and government, and possessed a long period of prosperity. Be amazed by the light-and-sound show, the exhibitions on Ayutthaya as a World Heritage Site, as well as the cultural performances. Have fun shopping for a variety of local products.
 
 December 31, 2009 – January 1, 2010
COUNTDOWN FESTIVAL
Bangkok

Every part of Bangkok’s premium shopping area will be brilliantly illuminated, including the hotels, the buildings, the area in front of the plaza, and the pedestrian bridges. All are invited to join the countdown in front of Central World Plaza.
 
 November 1 - December 5, 2009
DOK BUA TONG BLOOMING SEASON
Doi Mae U-Kho, Mae Hong Son

The Dok Bua Tong, or wild sunflowers, bloom during November, painting the entire hilly area of Doi Mae U-Kho in Khun Yuam district. They are as yellow as daisies and almost as large as sunflowers. The blossoms are profuse, but only last for a month. Camping sites are available during the Bua Tong blooming season.
 
 November 24 – December 5, 2009
RIVER KWAI BRIDGE WEEK
Kanchanaburi

Each year in late November to early December, the world famous River Kwai Bridge, built by allied prisoners-of-war during World War II, becomes the focal point of celebrations. Event highlights include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, rides on World War II vintage trains, and a spectacular light and sound presentation re-enacting the bridge's World War II legacy.
 
 November 28 – December 5, 2009
2009 PHUKET KING'S CUP REGATTA
Phuket

The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is Asia's biggest and most popular regatta. More than a regatta, the weeklong event consists of great parties, great sailing, and lots of fun.
 
   

 

   

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